Re-imagining Shakespeare

For a extremely fantastic assignment on Shakespeare, we were given the creative liberties to play around with either The Tempest or Othello and come up with a piece of our own. While some of us wrote, others drew while more still danced. In this series, we bring to you in parts the works of some of our fellows out here. The theme of the first three is Othello; one of them a 9gag page, the other a deviant art work while the third plays with urdu poetry. Hope you like it.


Our very own designer from CEPT, came up with the delightful idea of creating Facebook profiles of the Othello characters and conversing amongst each other. Check out Apoorva Singhal’s work right here. 

Palak Malik uses fun Bitstrips to create a thoroughly entertaining story set in modern times. Go through it for a good laugh and entertaining design work right here. 

Putting Ghalib in conversation with Othello to recreate his last speech makes an interesting read. Have a look at Onaiza Drabu’s take on Othello here.


Why don’t you let these entertain you for now. Wait up for the next batch!


A Visit to the Globe

I would have loved YIFP a little less had it not introduced me to Shakespeare. Through the works of the Tempest and the Tragedy of Othello, I am sure that I echo all the Fellows in saying that we have enjoyed our Shakespeare lessons immensely. Whether it was Professor Harris’ presentations served with his witticisms or Professor Menon’s intense discussions; each gave us their windows to look through into the Shakespearean World.

When visiting London, I was drawn to the temple of Shakespeare, The Shakespeare’s Globe at London. The place where ‘theatre’ was given its first home, The Globe was actually rebuilt and is now situated some yards away from the original Globe of the 16th Century which was built by James Burbage. With its white lime wash walls, wooden floors and a lovely open roof through which the rare sun smiled through, the Globe gives the very cheer to the crowd to be in their highest spirits for any play screening. During my tour there, the 2012 theatre season was on full swing and I was fortunate enough to catch the rib-tickling comedy, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. With the brilliant Samantha Spiro and Simon Paisley Day playing Katherine and Petruchio, the play was a riot. With the actors surprising us with their different stage entries and exits (one was literally astonished to see them coming from amongst the audience) my visit to the Globe was truly an enthralling experience!


— Bhavya Sharma